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Name 080035
Title A Coordinated XMM-Newton and NuSTAR Survey of the HMXB Population in M33


DOI 10.5270/esa-tljpg7e
Author Dr Bret Lehmer
Description We propose to conduct three 15 ks XMM observations of M33 to be coordinated with a NuSTAR Legacy Program. With these observations, we will study the distribution of X-ray binary (XRB) accretion states in an actively star-forming environment, and constrain the 0.3-40 keV spectrum and variability of the most luminous XRB in the Local Group, the ULX M33 X-8, as well as two other bright sources. Our survey area covers > 70% of the star-formation activity within the M33 disk and will uniquely provide a significant improvement in our knowledge of HMXB accretion states and the details of the accretion process in 10^39 erg-s ULXs, which have not yet been studied at >10 keV.
Publication On the Nature of the X-Ray Emission from the Ultraluminous X-Ray Source, M33 X-8: New Constraints from NuSTAR and XMM-Newton . West, Lacey A., Lehmer, Bret D., et all. . ApJ . 869-111 . 2018 . 2018ApJ...869..111W ,
The First Candidate Colliding-wind Binary in M33 . Garofali, Kristen, Levesque, Emily M., et all. . ApJ . 880-8 . 2019 . 2019ApJ...880....8G ,
Instrument EMOS1, EMOS2, EPN, OM, RGS1, RGS2
Temporal Coverage 2017-07-21T07:50:00Z/2017-08-02T14:00:09Z
Version 17.56_20190403_1200
Mission Description The European Space Agency's (ESA) X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) was launched by an Ariane 504 on December 10th 1999. XMM-Newton is ESA's second cornerstone of the Horizon 2000 Science Programme. It carries 3 high throughput X-ray telescopes with an unprecedented effective area, and an optical monitor, the first flown on a X-ray observatory. The large collecting area and ability to make long uninterrupted exposures provide highly sensitive observations.
Since Earth's atmosphere blocks out all X-rays, only a telescope in space can detect and study celestial X-ray sources. The XMM-Newton mission is helping scientists to solve a number of cosmic mysteries, ranging from the enigmatic black holes to the origins of the Universe itself. Observing time on XMM-Newton is being made available to the scientific community, applying for observational periods on a competitive basis.
Creator Contact https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/xmm-newton/xmm-newton-helpdesk
Date Published 2018-08-22T22:00:00Z
Publisher And Registrant European Space Agency
Credit Guidelines European Space Agency, 2018-08-22T22:00:00Z, 080035, 17.56_20190403_1200. https://doi.org/10.5270/esa-tljpg7e